Quirino Prizes for Ibero-American Animation concluded its fourth edition on May 29 with an in-person gala and the announcement of this year’s winners. Works from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico and Portugal received distinctions in nine categories.
The 2021 Quirino Prize winners are:
Best Feature Film:
A disfraz for Nicolás (A costume for Nicolas) – directed by Eduardo Rivero, written and produced by Miguel Angel Uriegas (Mexico).
The film tells the story of Nicholas, a child with Down’s syndrome who, using different costumes, embarks on an adventure in a kingdom ruled by chaos. Fran Fernández, born with Down syndrome, plays the main character.
Best Ibero-American Animated Series:
Small 2ª Temporada (Small – 2nd season) – directed by Bernardita Ojeda and produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)
The series for preschoolers chronicles the adventures of a five-year-old able to resolve conflict from his or her own original perspective.
Best Ibero-American Animated Short:
Homeless house – directed by Alberto Vázquez and produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
The film conveys a social message through a fantasy parable – with witches, orcs, wizards and ghosts as the protagonists.
Best short film from an Ibero-American animation school
Souvenirs for sale – directed by Manuel López. Veritas University (Costa Rica)
Best Ibero-American Command Animation:
Rutas (Itineraries) – directed by Alejandro Imondi and produced by Osa Estudio (Argentina)
Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation:
GYLT – developed by Tequila Works (Spain)
Best visual development in Ibero-American animation:
Elo (Tie) – produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France)
Best Ibero-American Animation Design:
Umbrellas – produced by Bígaro Films and Moukda Production (Spain, co-production with France)
Best original sound and musical design for Ibero-American animation:
Loop – produced by Uniko (Spain, co-production with Argentina)
Source: The Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation